Magic 8 Ball
Drama Essay: Character Analysis
By the due date assigned, submit your three-paragraph character analysis essay as a Microsoft Word attachment. This short essay should be at least 500 words and at least three paragraphs in length, including an introduction, body paragraph, and conclusion.DirectionsFor this essay, you are writing an analysis of one of the characters in one of our 10-minute plays: What Are You Going To Be?, Magic 8 Ball, The Blizzard and Zombie Love.
TipsIn this short essay, be sure that you have the following: an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement, at least one body paragraph with supporting reasons, examples, and quotations from the play, and a concluding paragraph. The thesis statement should represent your main argument analyzing the character you have chosen.
The Thesis StatementTo develop your thesis statement, choose two or three descriptive words to define your character. From these words, what main point could you argue about the character in an essay? This opinion or judgment is your thesis statement. Once you have your thesis, choose supporting evidence (quotations and examples from the play) for the body paragraph.
Brainstorming QuestionsYou may use the following brainstorming questions below to generate ideas if you like. It is fine to continue with your character analysis that you started this week in the discussion area for this essay assignment.
Choose one play, and select one character from that play. Consider these questions as you think about your character: What does he or she want? What conflict does this character encounter? How do they attempt to get their desire? What prevents them from achieving it? Does the character change or grow? What is the resolution by the end of the play for this character? After thinking about these questions, develop your thesis statement.
- Use APA style, including a title page, in-text citations, and a separate references page.
- Do NOT use outside sources to complete this response; use only on your own insights.
- Quoted material from the play should not exceed 25% of the essay.
- You may exceed the minimum word and paragraph count.